Exterior, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material Tom Givone’s clients, Rose and Steve Smith, teach overseas and have owned their house for 26 years. They intended to fix it up slowly and retire there. As one problem led to another, they reached a point when they felt their only option, as Rose put it, was to “burn it down.”  Best Photos from A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse